Top Gulf Shores Places to Visit on a Rainy Day


Looking for things to do in Gulf Shores on a rainy day? We’ve put together some of our frequent recommendations for guests who are looking for local things to do when the weather doesn’t cooperate. There seems to always be that one rainy day while on vacation, so make sure you’re prepared when you wake up in your Gulf Shores vacation rental and it's pouring rain.

The Gulf Bowl & Captain's Choice Seafood Restaurant

Known for seafood and bowling, The Gulf Bowl is also home to an arcade, pool tables, and virtual reality games. This is truly the type of place you could spend hours at, especially if its a rainy day and you’re looking to stay indoors. The seafood at Captain’s Choice is delicious and convenient for when your group gets hungry after a couple of rounds of bowling. The Gulf Bowl & Captain's Choice is located at 2881 S Juniper St.

The Factory Gulf Shores

Have kids that need to burn off lots of energy? Then the factory is your perfect Gulf Shores rainy day activity. You and the kids will have a blast at this indoor playground that features over 12,000 square feet of trampolines. In addition to the connected floor of trampolines, you’ll be able to enjoy foam pits, slides, games, and more! For parents that are looking to take it easy while the kids jump, there is also a special viewing area where you can see the entire play area.

XIT Escape Room

Escape rooms are perfect for groups and families who are looking to spend quality time together while indoors. In order to “escape” you will be given various clues that will help you solve all types of puzzles and challenges that will require everyone in your group to work together. Whether you are successful in escaping before the time limit or not, you’ll never forget how much fun teamwork can be!

Catch a Movie

Have you been anticipating a long-awaited movie to come out? A rainy day at the beach can be the perfect time to see a movie at the local theater without feeling like you’re missing out on a sunny day on the beach. The closest movie theater is the Cobb Theatres Pinnacle 14, located in the Pelican Place Shopping Center near many fabulous restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Relax at Your Rental

One of the best things about staying at our Martinique on the Gulf vacation rentals is that you are secluded from the busiest parts of Gulf Shores. Use this downtime on a rainy to play board games with loved ones, plan your next outing, or cook a meal together! The options are endless when you’re on vacation with those who mean the most to you.

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2022